Anabaptist Witness

A global Anabaptist and Mennonite dialogue on key issues facing the church in mission

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Mission and Protest

In 1967 Vincent Harding challenged a Mennonite World Conference audience to follow Jesus by joining the protest movements that were then spreading around the world. As we experience another period of massive global protest, how might the church take up Harding's invitation today? What does it mean to consider protest as part of the church's mission? This issue explores these questions through poetry, philosophy, theology, and history, with discussions of raising children at protests, a group of American missionaries who came to protest their country's war in Vietnam, and recent protests in Colombia.

November 2021

Book review by Jeanette Hanson

Juan Francisco Martínez and Jamie Pitts, What Is God’s Mission in the World and How Do We Join It? 

Book review by David Neufeld

Harold R. Johnson, Peace and Good Order

Book review by Jake Buhler

Kent Roach, Canadian Justice, Indigenous Injustice

Book review by Teresa Diewert

Denise M. Nadeau, Unsettling Spirit: A Journey into Decolonization

Book review by Jen Kornelsen

Elaine Enns and Ched Myers, Healing Haunted Histories: A Settler Discipleship of Decolonization

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AW Book Forum – Response to Sarah Augustine by Tina Stoltzfus Schlabach

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AW Book Forum – Response to Sarah Augustine by T.J. Smith

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The Power of Nonviolent Resistance

Unarmed people block tanks. Street signs are changed so that “F*ck you!” is written on them or all roads point to The Hague to the International Criminal Court. Videos circulate of Ukrainians offering to tow Russian soldiers stranded without fuel to Moscow, and pictures of Russian deserters being welcomed with tea and cheers. Across Europe, […]

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AW Book Forum – Response to Sarah Augustine by Wes Howard-Brook

Read here the AW Book Forum Presentation on The Land Is Not Empty: Following Jesus in Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery by Sarah Augustine Response to Sarah Augustine by Wes Howard-Brook Sarah Augustine is a prophet. Like those of ancient Israel, she interweaves in her life and writing a passionate love of God, a passionate […]

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AW Book Forum Presentation – The Land Is Not Empty: Following Jesus in Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery by Sarah Augustine

In our second Anabaptist Witness Book Forum, we want to share with you four responses to Sarah Augustine’s book The Land Is Not Empty: Following Jesus in Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery. In this work, Augustine unpacks the harm of the Doctrine of Discovery—a set of laws rooted in the fifteenth century that gave Christian […]

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